The number of preterm babies is growing in Ukraine. More than 20 000 babies were born this year, their weight was from 500 grams to 1 kilogram! Do these children survive? It depends on the availability of special apparatus in clinics. That’s why CF "Svichado" took a decision to help the Department of Neonatal Resuscitation Odessa City Children's Hospital. acad. B. Ya. Reznik where many premature babies are nursed. The sensors for monitoring pulse and oxygen saturation for newborns is constantly needed in the clinic.
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"Svichado" is a charity fund for logistical assistance to neonatology departments of children's hospitals and perinatal centers of Ukraine.
What did you like the most in your childhood? The warm and comfortable embrace of parents, their kind, and gentle hands, right? Our little Neterplyachki, nursed in the Department of intensive care of newborns of Pokrovsky perinatal center II level are in need of this warmth. First weeks of their lives are a test of strength. Testing with the light, loud sounds, cold and the absence of mother's hands. They stay in incubators, personal boxes, which are their first home, first protection from the surrounding world, first bed.
Premature birth is always a risk. And it does not matter whether they occurred spontaneously or were caused by artificial means to save the life of the mother and child in severe pathologies. Fortunately, today medicine is at such a level that doctors are able to save and go out a child born with a weight of 500 grams. Premature babies are born with underdeveloped organs and systems not yet adapted to function outside the womb of the mother. Against this background, almost always develop any complications. The life of a child is completely dependent on modern medical equipment and a monitoring system for each change in the current state.
Small hands, small legs, a tiny body, the inability to take the first breath on your own, a weak heart and many other difficulties with all vital organs. These unprotected babies are born premature babies. This is a shock for the whole family and no one expects the baby to hurry to see this world. In order to save a premature baby, all medical powers are included and the most modern medical equipment is needed. That level of equipment can determine whether the baby will live or not.
How does it feel to never hear mom's voice? To not hear the laughter of friends, to not say a word? Children who are immersed in silence from birth. Children who do not even have a chance to get help from doctors and to hear this world someday. Out of a thousand newborns, approximately one to three children are born with a hearing pathology or acquire it during the neonatal period. Not in all cases, it is possible to find out the cause of such deviation.
Bright light hurts the eyes, something rattles all the time, it's cold and laying is not comfortable. This is how the world meets the Preemies, their first home is a plastic box – the incubator. First bed of a prematurely born child is towels and cloth, they feel cold, it is loud all around and it is scary. They'd be better off being wrapped in mother's embrace. Unfortunately, sometimes the child has to stay in the incubator for a long time and that embrace is only scheduled and short time.
Small hands, small legs, little kids. Babies born preterm are so tiny that they can sometimes fit into a hand of an adult. So far, doctors cannot determine all the causes of premature births, what exactly is the reason and how to deal with it. But there are methods of treatment and nursing that save lives of premature infants. After all, the life of a child, born with all underdeveloped organs, is a problem that is solved only due to modern methods of treatment and use of modern equipment, which sometimes replaces the functions of all vital organs.
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In these difficult times, when our medicine is experiencing a significant crisis, doctors are left alone with their patients, whom in many cases they can not help because of the lack of modern equipment. This is very true for maternity homes, where our children are born. This time, Odessa City Maternity Hospital # 2 turned to us for help. Doctors of the admission department ask non-indifferent people to help them do their work, namely to purchase a fetal monitor for diagnosing women in labor who enter the hospital.
Prematurely born children cannot breathe through the mouth due to their physiological characteristics. They breathe only through the nose! After birth, such a child is on artificial ventilation for some time, because an epithelium of the child's respiratory tract is damaged, though it is restored over time. This damaged epithelium, along with the mucus that is physiologically produced in the respiratory tract, exudes and rises to the upper respiratory tract (nasopharynx, mouth, nose). Mucus (sputum) accumulates and creates an obstacle to the air that the child breathes.